Sunday, March 26, 2017

Uniko Watercolor: spring coffee lovers blog hop

Day 3 of the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop has a touch of watercolor paired with a fabulous Uniko stamp. I won this during the last blog hop! Isn't it awesome?! It was one of three stamp sets that I received and now that I've gotten a taste of Uniko, I'll definitely be adding more to my collection. I adore this sentiment. Isn't it the best?! And, so true! A fluffy, shimmery purple bow finishes off the look.
Some peerless watercolors on a stitched circle die cut add a soft and pretty background for the cup from the Uniko I Love Tea stamp set. It has the lovely flower spray that can be added on to the cup for a little extra special cup of tea. It's hard to tell in the photo but I added a little clear wink of stella to the flower spray to add a touch of shimmer. I see from this photo that my fussy cut cup didn't quite line up with the cup stamped directly on the watercolor background. oops.. :) But, you can't tell when you look at the card as a whole. :)

Thanks for hopping by my blog and hope to be back with more creations before the blog hop ends. Have a wonderfully creative day! 

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Thankful mouse: Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Here's a sweet Pickled Potpourri Designs digital image, Pot of Tea, that's sure to brighten someone's day! I'm sharing this sweet mouse in a cup for a 2nd post in the Spring Coffee Lover's Blog Hop. Hope you'll join in on the fun!
Colored with copics and finished off with some pearl stickers and a vellum bow that's been embossed with a fun embossing folder and cut out with a little bow die. Isn't that cute?!
Here's a close-up of the embossed bow and the pearl stickers. What is it about textured vellum??? I just love it! 

Looking forward to more fun in the hop! Have a wonderfully creative day!!


Friday, March 24, 2017

Confidence Comes From Experiences - Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop 2017

I am so excited for the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!! These hops are amazingly fun and if you have time, hop along with us. And, check out as many or all of the blog posts that you can as there are fantastic and beautiful and creative projects all through the week!

My first post is a bit on the wintery side as Spring in Kansas is every temperature imaginable. This week was hot, cold and pleasant and that was just in the first 4 days. We'll see what next week brings. :)
I'm kicking off the blog hop week with Unity. I ADORE this coffee (or any hot beverage) drinking girl. I used her to make some calendars for a swap I was in. Every Tuesday, a group of local stampers get together for potluck and stamping. We always eat. We sometimes stamp. lol. But, we listen to each other and laugh and cry and share and it's just wonderful to have a group of wonderful people who share a love of crafting. We had our Christmas party this week (it's hard to work it in during the holidays...) and we swapped cards and made fantastic food. I made calendar cards for these fabulous girls. We swapped gifts and recipe cards too. So fun!
So, when I swap, I like to assembly line the process to make it a bit easier. Here's the process on the hair.

I put the lightest color first, add the medium shade, add the darkest highlights, then blend it together with the lightest color again. (lather, rinse, repeat...lol). I love watching the hair take shape as the highlights and lowlights are added in.
I assembly line the rest too. I cut all the pinked circles, stamped all the sentiments, cut and assembled the bases and cut the rectangles for the calendar base. 
And, when you're finished assembling, you have a pile of wonderful calendars for your wonderful friends.
So, that's my first project of the hop and hope you enjoyed it. Leave a comment and I'll draw the name of one lucky commenter to win a calendar of their own at the end of the hop. 

Unity stamps: Dream of Being and Autumn
Calendars: Taylored Expressions

Have a wonderfully creative day!!